The Accra International Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k, 5k, & Team Relay

Message from the Race Director 17 October 2016

Dear Aspiring AIMers,

Race Director Ekua

We’re getting down to the wire in our preparations towards a successful anniversary event. But, as our schedules get more hectic due to the need to involve more third parties, your respective training schedules should be winding and cooling down. Especially for full marathoners, your last long run before AIM day should now be behind you according to some training experts.

Hydration is so important during training, and it’s definitely what we most crave after we cross the finish line. We will have more than enough water for all our registered participants on the course and at the finish line. In the last few years, we’ve been dismayed at how water (and coconuts) disappears faster than anticipated. Careful review of photos and recollections has shown us at least one of the reasons. We end up supplying water (and coconuts) to friends who accompany AIMers and others we can’t even identify. We simply can’t afford these leaks (no pun intended) from our hydration supplies, especially when it means our valiant AIMers are left gasping for air and for water. Rauch | Official Beverage Sponsor of the Accra International Marathon

This year, we will follow industry best practice and barricade off the areas where only bibbed AIMers can access for their supplies of water, coconuts, and other goodies. Please help us by encouraging your fans to cooperate with our officials and security providers. They can buy water, food, snacks, etc., from our vendors who are instructed to sell their products for the same or lower price than can be found outside our venue.

We are happy to welcome Rauch on board as our Official Beverage Sponsor. Many of you already know Rauch as a prominent fruit juice brand in Europe. We like the fact that they use real fruit in their refreshing juices. Register now to enjoy one in your AIM goody bag while supplies last. A portion of their sponsorship also benefits our Charity Partners, so their participation is good for you and good for our supported charities.

Whichever distance you’re training for, much good luck to you.

ciao for now,
ekua
AIM Race Director

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Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Venue Sponsor: Labadi Beach Hotel

Official Beverage Sponsor: Rauch | Official Beverage Sponsor of the Accra International Marathon

Media Sponsors: accraexpat.com     Business & Financial Times | Africa's Leading Provider of Business Information

Supporting Service Providers:
Axis Human Capital Ltd.     Claron Health International-Promoting Health & Prolonging Life
RIMA TheraTouch   Surf Publications Ghana Limited 
All over Ghana | threesixtyGh     Welcome Obroni | Experience Our Rich Culture

We are seeking Sponsors for AIM 2017.
Please contact us about sponsorship opportunities.

Previous message from the Race Director 5 September 2016

Dear Aspiring AIMers,

We’ve got our first guess in from an intrepid AIMer about the top 5 countries that will be represented by the time all registrations are tallied. Time will tell whether he should’ve waited for more clues to submit his guess. Twenty-three nationalities are now represented; the Yankees are maintaining their lead, but Naija wo/men have overtaken the Brits, who are now in 3rd position. This is our last report on the rankings, but we’ll be dropping a clue here and there in future Race Director’s Messages and on our Facebook page so let the sleuthing begin. The deadline to submit your best guess is by noon (GMT) on 29 October.

Setting the scene for a milestone celebration
The lovely grounds of our 5-star Labadi Beach Hotel Finish Line Venue

Yes, we’ve been puzzling over the details to ensure AIMers enjoy all the festive fun a day can hold. Stay tuned as the picture unfolds…. In the meantime, please don’t forget our Charity Partners; they’re all striving to be part of the solutions to the many problems in our communities.

ciao for now,
ekua
AIM Race Director

Announcements

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11th Annual
Accra International Marathon

to keep Africa Alive!
29 October, 2017

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Congratulations to the Top Finishers of the 10th Annual Accra International Marathon!

See Race Results for full results

Full Marathon
—Men:
Rajah Lagble, Samuel Acquah (Ghana), Sam Papai (USA)
—Women: Maria Davydenko (USA), Roseline Eyenike (Nigeria), Isabelle Konaté (Côte d'Ivoire)

Half-marathon
—Men:
Alassan Mahama, Solomon Kugre Dembang, Geoffery Amoako (Ghana)
—Women: Katherine Burkett (USA), Elizabeth Olali (Nigeria), Sheena Lahren, (USA)

10K
—Men:
Enock Bortey (Ghana), Adefunmilayo Adeola Stephen (Nigeria), Elvis Adjei (Ghana)
—Women: Hawawu Haruna (Nigeria), Irina Curechian (Romania), Farah Kammourieh (Canada)

5K
—Men:
Richard Sekyere, Kodjo Agidzi, Abu Iddrisu (Ghana)
—Women: Chloe Lenormand (France), Salamanca Mohammed (Ghana), Age 15, Kelsie Kaczorowski, (USA)
—Boys: Basam Seidu (Ghana) 9, Musa Hussein (Ghana) 14, Haakon Blicher (Denmark) 10; Sagawa Sota (Japan), 8
—Girls: Milena Wehnert (Germany, GSIS), 9; Yasmin Mamud Seidu (Ghana), 5; Lora Imbriovcan (Croatia), 11; Tara Imbriovcan (Croatia), 8

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